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3 Emerging Green Technologies Leading to a Stronger Economy

What you need to know about solar power, electric cars and robotics. Elections come and go, yet the economy is still struggling. Campaign promises and the like are good sound bites, but is anyone really listening? One key to help our economy get back on track is new technology. In fact, as we move towards […]

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Chicken manure to help power U.K. homes

The picturesque Cotswolds of England will soon be using those lovely animals dotting its hillsides to provide power to some of its homes. A turnkey biogas station made by Alfagy plans to convert agricultural waste, including both feedstock and manure, into electricity.

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Military Forges Ahead On [Green] Tech

Yes, It’s the military again, this time blazing the trail for alternative energy. It’s rushing to deploy solar energy equip on the battlefields of Afghanistan. No they are not solely green-conscious. It costs them a mint to transport fossil fuel to the land-locked country. This is great news for all Americans! Once the military gets […]

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U.S. Subways Harness Kinetic Power To Recycle Train Energy

PHILADELPHIA — For years, subway cars have been able to recycle some of the energy created when they brake, turning it into electricity to help power the train or others running on the rails at the same time. The problem is it’s a short-term benefit, with much of the energy wasted by the time the […]

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Navajos look to move away from coal in favor of sun and wind

BLUE GAP, Ariz. — For decades, coal has been an economic lifeline for the Navajos, even as mining and power plant emissions dulled the blue skies and sullied the waters of their sprawling reservation. But today there are stirrings of rebellion

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Solar Can Be A Marketable Home Improvement

As the U.S. housing market continues to stall, homeowners looking to sell their homes need to identify the best steps they can take to make their property stand out.  The right home improvement projects can increase property value and help homes sell faster, but the impact of home improvements on property value varies widely. This […]

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Solar Energy Gains Steam—or Rather, Hydrogen

Solar power is arguably the cleanest energy source there is. But it’s also relatively inefficient—arguable from a technical standpoint, perhaps, but certainly not from a practical one. That can soon change. A new Atlantic report says that inventor Lonnie Johnson may have figured out how to turn solar heat into electricity with twice the efficiency […]

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Biomass gasification seen as attractive private power option

The use of the “lesser-known” renewable energy, biomass gasification, could greatly assist the development of private power in South Africa, which is likely to face a second wave of rolling black outs by 2011, a Frost & Sullivan analyst said. The consulting firm’s energy and power systems research analyst Ross Bruton said that biomass gasification […]

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Solar Power Myths

Solar power myth busting I’ve been working in the renewable energy industry for a couple of years now and while I’m still by no means a technical expert, I’ve picked up a decent working knowledge along the way. In the time I’ve spent talking with people about solar power, the same sort of myths and […]

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